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  • Aug 18- Florida health officials have found evidence of likely local Zika transmission in Miami Beach, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, opening a new front in the fight against the mosquito-borne virus, media reports said on Thursday. Florida's Department of Health would not confirm reports that Zika had spread to Miami Beach after being...

  • *Philadelphia semiconductor index hits 16- year high. Shares of Xylem rose 3.9 percent to $50.32 after the water technology company said it would buy Sensus USA for about $1.7 billion in cash. "We're moving from an interest-rate-driven bull market to an earnings-driven secular bull market," said Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James...

  • *Philadelphia semiconductor index hits 16- year high. Shares of Xylem rose 3.9 percent to $50.32 after the water technology company said it would buy Sensus USA for about $1.7 billion in cash. "We're moving from an interest-rate-driven bull market to an earnings-driven secular bull market," said Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James...

  • *Philadelphia semiconductor index hits 16- year high. Aug 15- U.S. stocks rose again to all-time highs on Monday, extending their record-setting climb of the past few weeks as a rally in oil lifted energy shares, while materials also gained. "We're moving from an interest-rate-driven bull market to an earnings-driven secular bull market," said Jeffrey Saut, chief...

  • SHANGHAI/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15- Tesla removed a Chinese term for "self-driving" from its China website after a driver in Beijing who crashed in "autopilot" mode complained that the car maker overplayed the function's capability and misled buyers. The Tesla driver crashed earlier this month while on a Beijing commuter highway after the car failed to avoid a...

  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket taking off to deliver the JCSAT-16 communications satellite to space.

    A SpaceX rocket has launched a satellite into space before landing back on a drone ship, notching up another important feat for Elon Musk's company.

  • SHANGHAI/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15- Tesla removed the word "autopilot" and a Chinese term for "self-driving" from its China website after a driver in Beijing who crashed in "autopilot" mode complained that the car maker overplayed the function's capability and misled buyers. It was the first known such crash in China, though it follows a fatal accident in Florida earlier...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- A data breach at 20 U.S. hotels operated by HEI Hotels& Resorts for Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and Intercontinental may have divulged payment card data from tens of thousands of food, drink and other transactions, HEI said on Sunday. About 8,000 transactions occurred during the affected period at the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara hotel in California,...

  • Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and President of Cuba's University Students Federation (FEU) Randy Perdomo look at a newspaper during a meeting in Havana in this picture provided by Cubadebate.  The pictures of Castro with Perdomo were taken on January 23, 2015 according to Perdomo's account.

    Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their tributes to mark his 90th birthday, and the iconic leftist revolutionary also lambasted his old foe, the U.S.

  • BOSTON, Aug 12- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper cut back on some of his biggest bets in the energy sector and sold off other names during the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing on Friday. Tepper's Appaloosa Management cut its stakes in Williams Partners and Energy Transfer Partners by nearly 30 percent and exited Range Resources Corp....

  • Aug 12- JetBlue Airways Corp said 22 passengers and two crew members were injured when its flight from Boston to Sacramento, California ran into heavy turbulence on Thursday. The airline said it had sent a team to assist the injured and a replacement flight had been sent to Rapid City to fly passengers to Sacramento. In May, eight passengers were injured when a...

  • *Macy's, Kohl's top pct gainers on S&P 500. Aug 11- The Dow touched a record intraday high on Thursday afternoon as strong results from department store chains and a surge in oil prices buoyed investor sentiment about economic growth. Oil prices jumped 5 percent on comments from the Saudi oil minister about possible action to stabilize prices and the...

  • *Weekly jobless claims fall to 266,000 from 269,000. Aug 11- U.S. stock indexes came at shouting distance from their record highs as strong results from department store chains and robust labor market data buoyed investor sentiment about economic growth. Oil prices rose nearly 2 percent, supporting the rally, after the International Energy Agency forecast...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 10- A Long Island investment adviser and a former partner at a major law firm have been indicted on charges that they engaged in insider trading ahead of Pfizer Inc's acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals Inc in 2010, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Tibor Klein, who owned advisory firm Klein Financial Services, and Robert Schulman, a Washington, D.C.,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 10- A Long Island investment adviser and a former partner at a major law firm have been indicted on charges that they engaged in insider trading ahead of Pfizer Inc's acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals Inc in 2010, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Tibor Klein, who owned advisory firm Klein Financial Services, and Robert Schulman, a Washington, D.C.,...

  • *Britain now accounts for just a fifth of revenue. EDINBURGH, Aug 10- Britain's G4S posted strong results on Wednesday, sending its shares soaring on signs the world's largest security group had bounded back after previous scandals, helped by more demand for its services and a shift in focus away from the UK. Analysts had predicted the group could be vulnerable to...

  • The driver claims Tesla's sales staff sold the function as 'self-driving' and overplayed its capabilities.

  • Containing the spread of Zika: Expert

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb, American Enterprise Institute, talks about fighting the spread of Zika and why Puerto Rico must ramp up efforts to contain the virus.

  • *Britain now accounts for just a fifth of revenue. G4S, which runs services ranging from manned security in prisons to cash transportation, is selling weaker units in an overhaul after a string of high-profile contract problems in Britain, which now accounts for one fifth of its revenues. Analysts had predicted the group could be vulnerable to the backlog in...

  • Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors

    Tesla said one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in 'autopilot' mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as self-driving.